Israeli firm Cellebrite reportedly helping FBI unlock San Bernardino iPhone
Israel's Cellebrite is reportedly the company aiding the FBI in unlocking the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino shooter, which has been at the center of a public fight over encryption between the Bureau and Apple. Cellebrite is a provider of mobile forensics software, which it provides to law enforcement, military, and intelligence entities.
No details have been publicized about the method that Cellebrite is supposedly using to extract data from the phone.
The FBI and Apple were scheduled to face off in court earlier this week, but the FBI requested a delay after announcing that an unnamed third-party had offered to help open the phone. The Bureau has until April 5 to file a status report on its progress.
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